Catch 22, Grand Cardinal Cross, Jan 12

Eight days until the Presidential Inauguration of the 45th President of the U.S. This Cancer Full Moon is a fierce Cardinal Grand Cross and it has millions of people cross, angry and fit to be tied about it. The Moon symbolizes the mood of the people. 

The SUN at 22+ degrees is conjunct to PLUTO in CAPRICORN. 

This is a death and rebirth time for all of us but especially for the United States whose natal PLUTO is at 27 degrees of CAPRICORN. The major revolution/ rebirth/death/end/ beginning of the U.S. is officially begun.  

It isn’t comfy being in the rebirth canal.  SUN PLUTO are squaring URANUS in Aries conjunct to ERIS, Goddess of DISCORD at 22 degrees and CERES the EARTH MOTHER and opposed by JUPITER in LIBRA at 22 degrees. 22 is a Master Number.  This is like being in the Tarot  trump of the MOON #18 the number of Life in Hebrew.

SUN PLUTO are squaring URANUS in Aries conjunct to ERIS, Goddess of DISCORD at 22 degrees and CERES the EARTH MOTHER and opposed by JUPITER in LIBRA at 22 degrees.                                                 22 is a Master Number. 

This is intense. The U.S. Sibley or Natal Chart has its Natal CHIRON, where it is the most wounded and vulnerable at 20 degrees of ARIES and natal MERCURY at 24 degrees of CANCER. There are major communications problems going on throughout the U.S. in all manner of ways. These planets are being impacted on this Full Moon.

Hokusai Wave, Full Moon Tara Greene Hokusai wave, Japanese woodblock print 1829-32

This is a continuation of the Grand Cardinal crosses of 2012-2015 which are now exact at higher degrees. New territory to foment revolution and change is being initiated. It’s a tsunami. 

If you have natal planets at 17-27 degrees of CARDINAL SIGNS- Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn you will feel the full emotional effects of this Full Moon very intensely.  

If the pull of the cardinal crosses isn’t enough for you. MERCURY is at 29 degrees SAGITTARIUS on the World Point of zero degrees CAPRICORN and conjunct to the GALACTIC CENTER. Mercury is slow but Direct. Tune into the higher Galactic message for instructions. Mercury is squaring CHIRON at 21 degrees PISCES and we are feeling vulnerable, wounded, weak, but it is a good learning place. 

To keep the Catch 22 theme going, Saturn is at 22 degrees of Sagittarius, squaring MARS in PISCES which is conjunct to CHIRON and quincunx to the Moon. Justice, truth, martyrs, scapegoats, freedom of speech, illusions, blame, fake noise, “real news”,  foreigners, airplanes, religion, Hollywood, oil, drugs, travel are all issues which are being tied up in this double bind. 

The TOXIC MASCULINE, TESTOSTERONE VIAGRA driven, is drowning in its own shit. Its’ own lies, its own delusions, its own falsehoods, its own addictions to OIL, its own delirium and drugs, religious self-righteousness and nefarious bank deals.  But we’re not going to take it. Saturn in SAGITTARIUS urges the truth, higher justice, Karmic Law.  We know in our deepest feelings what needs to be nurtured.


Trine to CHIRON in PISCES and to the CANCER MOON.

Women we need to embrace Lilith while she is in her ruling sign of Scorpio. You know where it hurts, you know where corruption lives, you know about being martyrs, you know where you allow the Feminine to be only one flavor, the All Good Nurturing Unconditionally loving Mother Mary archetype. Well screw that. LILITH is way more powerful. With the Republicans trying to control women’s freedom of reproduction I say Call on LILITH and be the banshee, be BriDGIT, be KALI, be the DEATH BRINGER, the natural counter-balance to the Cancerian Moon mother archetype. Women cannot express only one aspect of their beings.  They have all 3, Maiden, mother and Crone.

I am Calling on all the CHRONES to be fearless in the face of this PATRIARCHAL backstepping insanity. 

Things are complicated. NEPTUNE in PISCES is conjunct VENUS and ATHENA Goddess of wisdom and war and the SOUTH NODE. Oil is over, he who ties themselves up with oil deals will sink. DEBT will rise, Neptune in PISCES, the banking games are over. That is a good thing, the propped up false banks in Europe, Greece, Italy etc will fall like dominoes. 

But who know what to believe these days?

Do what you need to make yourself feel emotionally secure. This is the new normal. There will be protests and clashes in the U.S. during the Inauguration and I feel Trump won’t last long anyway. The Democratic Party are all bought off by lobbyists. The idea of a Democratic party is nice, but really Trump is not a real Republican either. He is an independent who said he was a Republican so he could win. The whole world needs to be enveloped in a big cleansing flood. Things will have to get more dire before enough people wake up. The 99% that voted for Trump don’t have a clue either. I understand hating Hillary Clinton too. No one is any good. The only one who has a heart is Bernie Sanders and since when did anyone in politics really care? What century was that in? 

Stomachs and emotions and women’s menstrual periods will be at peak. Expect much rain or snow depending on where you live. Tsunami’s and hurricanes are likely. Psychic energy will also peak at this full moon. If you are trying to get pregnant it can work well for you. This is a Full Moon of nurturing ourselves and creating emotional security in the face of major opposition. 

Cleansing near water or in water is recommended. Drink plenty of water, stay hydrated and feel all the emotional events wash right through you.

Stick to simple things, What sustains you when times are tough? That is the question to ask. Ultimately it is our families, friends and those that we comfort and care for that make us whole. 

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7 thoughts on “Catch 22, Grand Cardinal Cross, Jan 12

  1. “All Good Nurturing Unconditionally loving Mother Mary archetype. Well screw that. LILITH is way more powerful.”

    I have to disagree with this part. Unconditional love is not in conflict with not allowing anyone to abuse us. Once we become powerful by not allowing others to step others, and then we see why others abuse us and why we allow others to abuse us, then unconditional love and compassion are born. I work well with both Lilith and Mary, and they both have shown to me that they are sisters, and both equally powerful. Separation begins when we discredit beings in favor of others.That is not true justice or fairness. If we want this world to change we need to treat all sides of Creation as equal and powerful for what they truly represent.

    If there is something I see is screwing us all is this unfairness in us all, when we think some beings or some people are better than others.


    • i am merely talking about how the archetypes are split. Of course the Feminine archetype has traditionally had three aspects naive maiden, the mother and the crone. Those are three archetypal; areas pf women’s lives.I undersatnd that unconditional love is behind power and boundaries. I was speaking about those separations of power. Women can be all at once, three in one as can the masculine partake in the warrior and be vulnerable and the nurturer and the defender. Life is complex.I was commenting on the fact that the Loving Mother is the only role model of the Catholic church traditionally and in western society. The independent woman who owns her own power and can be loving too is emerging now. Thanks for your feedback,

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  2. Oh ok I get your point and you are right. You have a good point about the church really. I do not like that image that the church tries to present of Mary and how for them very likely Lilith is the evil one. I was reading a very interesting story about how in Italy Lucifera Lilith and Lucifer had their daughter Aradia who tried to teach magic and fight against the unfairness of the church, the archetypes of sanctity they created in Joseph, Jesus and Mary. It was an attempt to balance that distortion coming from catholicism.

    So I guess that the goddess must become balanced in all her aspects, as Lilith can also be seen sometimes as an extreme, she can turn into the symbol of abusing the male energy, overindulgence of sexual energy and inability to cooperate with the god/male.

    What do you think?


    • I think that anytime Lilith is seen as abusing male energy that that is all hyperbole placed upon her.Women have more sexual energy than men, it is different but they are multi-orgasmic. Women were free to have many lovers before Patriarchy and that is a biological necessity from nature’s point of view. The only “downside” to Lilith is that she refuses to co-opt herself or take less than total equality, she refuses to compromise. Thats what men are afraid of. Because if women don’t co=operate the whole game is over. You always have to read between the lines. She was turned into a demoness ” vampire” by the patriarchy. I like the story of Lucifer and Lilith and Aradia where did you find that story?


      • Ok I see something interesting in what you mention about women having many partners. Depending on the needs of growth I see how for some women that could be a paradigm, while patriarchy then perhaps tried to just balance that situation by being the males the ones to have many partners. We see these stories all over again throughout history, the attempts of males and females to balance painful situations.

        Another good point is vampires. In meditations, Lilith came as a vampire and a demonness many times, and it was funny because I thought she disliked it. What she showed to me is that these creatures are like aspects of us that need balance, so the vampire showed to me a personal lack of balance in sexual energy and males also can work with a dracula symbol. That way we can balance the problem of women having more than males and them seen as weak in this sense. Some tantric traditions say that males can become multiorgasmic and have a lot of sexual energy, once they manage to heal many things.

        The symbol of the demoness showed to me diverse lessons of material resources, like enjoying all things material in physical, while angels would be more about spiritual joys and lessons concerning ethers and virtues, all things not material.

        On the other hand, Mary teaches compromise and loyalty, and that is the same for Joseph and the sky fathers Anu, Jehová and Yahweh can have very interesting lessons that balance out with the aspects of Lucifer, the Devil and Satan.

        So this is why I enjoy reading your blog. The church has lots of interesting things, and also the pagan traditions, even satanism. But in our world, everything became imbalanced over time.

        It is said that currently the US holds a lot of Luciferian energy and currently part of this situation is becoming balanced with the opposite energies in Mexico, I live there. Mother Mary is balancing with Lilith in here, to bring more balance with the Luciferian-Yahweh/Jehová energies.

        Interesting times.

        I share with you the beautiful story of Lucifer, Diana Lucifera (Lilith) and Aradia:

        Could you please recommend me some materials where the stories of all the things women were allowed to do appear? Like what you mention of the females having many partners?

        Thank you for your comments and insights, I really appreciate your work. Not only because I love astrology but also because of the way you connect it so beautifully to the archetypes, the world and important figures.

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